Black-tailed Prairie Dog

Prairie dogs issue different sounds identifying various predators, which include hawks, owls, eagles, ravens, coyotes, badgers, ferrets and snakes.

Prairie dogs live in "towns" which are divided into neighborhoods called "wards." Within these wards are family burrows known as "coteries."

North America

At A Glance

Habitat

Prairie and grassland

Diet

Grasses, sedges, forbs, roots, seeds and insects

Location

Western United States, Canada and Mexico